Month: July 2011

Football Practice to Get Safer in Ivy Leagues

In order to reduce the number of injuries–especially brain trauma–in college football players, Ivy League schools announced today that they will be changing the rules for practices. According to an article in The New York Times, the new rules are being implemented because research shows that college players sustain more total hits to the head …

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Tainted Wipes Linked To Brain Damage, Deaths

Before every injections…before every catheter insertion…before anytime the skin needs to be punctured, the first step is to wipe the skin with an alcohol prep pad. Those are the little packets of rubbing alcohol-soaked gauze that are ever-present in hospitals and doctors’ offices. The alcohol pads sterilize the skin so that an injection is as …

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Lead Paint Contamination in Garner Daycare

This story is very disturbing. According to an article on WRAL.com, county inspectors found hazardous levels of lead paint inside Ridoutt’s Daycare Center. The facility closed its doors after receiving the final environmental lead investigation report on July 5. The report (available here: Wake County Lead Investigation Report) reported that hazardous levels of paint were …

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